Reflection from the desk of Fr. Terry
Do not Judge:
In our Gospel today, Jesus asks us to search as carefully as possible for our own faults as we do for the faults of others. Because when we are aware of our own weaknesses and strive to overcome them, knowing that we have also faults we are slow to judge and swift to give the benefit of the doubt.
The Greek philosopher Socrates says that nature has given us two ears, two eyes and only one tongue so that we should hear more than we speak. But now it’s the opposite, we speak more and we hear less especially if a good man commits wrongs even once all his good works are gone and erased. So if we cannot say something good about another person, then it is better to remain silent. Instead of criticizing others, let’s try to know ourselves better!